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Benschop refuses to offer evidence in Blind man case

The visually impaired man who was charged a few weeks ago in murder conspiracy case was placed on $150,000 bail when he made his second court appearance on Friday morning and the entire case against him could be dropped when he appears in court the next time. Social and Political activist Mark Benschop has indicated […]

Pillion rider killed in Mandela Ave. accident

A 22-year-old young man who was the pillion rider on a motorcycle lost his life on Friday morning when the motorcycle slammed into a car on Mandela Avenue. The rider of the motorcycle sustained a number of injuries while the driver of the car escaped unhurt. The dead youth has been identified as Tavell Gilbert […]

Sophia bus drivers strike over road condition

Several mini bus drivers who traverse the down-town Georgetown to Sophia route, pulled their buses off of the road on Thursday to protest the deplorable conditions of a number of the main roads in the Sophia area. The drivers complained that they have expressed concerns over the badly damaged roads for years and it appeared […]

East Ruimveldt man shoots younger brother

A 34-year-old East Ruimveldt man is nursing a gun shot wound to his right arm after being  shot by his older brother when he tried to prevent the older brother from assaulting his pregnant girlfriend. The assailant has since gone into hiding. According to a neighbour, the younger brother Yohan Greenidge had gone to the […]

Government dismisses Granger’s Judicial proposal

The Government of Guyana has dismissed the formula put forward by Opposition Leader David Granger for the appointment of the Chancellor of the Judiciary and the Chief Justice. At a Wednesday press conference, the Government’s chief spokesman, Dr. Roger Luncheon said the Opposition Leader’s role in the appointment of the Chancellor and the Chief Justice […]

Probe launched into “hot meals” labour

A visibly upset Minister of Education Priya Manickchand on Wednesday afternoon announced that she has ordered a full probe into reports that children of the Kato community in Region 8 would have to carry firewood and logs to prepare hot meals as part of the school’s feeding programme. “I am saying definitively that our rules […]

Fly Jamaica gets all clear for Guyana operations

Jamaican registered carrier Fly Jamaica has been given the green light by the Guyana Government to begin operations out of Guyana to New York and Toronto but the airline will first have to provide a G$40 Million bond before it could begin its service. Cabinet Secretary Dr. Roger Luncheon on Wednesday made the announcement that […]

Canadian busted with cocaine at CJIA

A Canadian man is expected to face a Magistrate before the end of this week after he was busted at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport with just over five pounds of cocaine stashed in his suitcase. According to the Police, the Canadian was an outgoing passenger on a Caribbean Airlines flight to Toronto when Police […]

Police recovers stolen firearm in P.O robbery

The Guyana Police Force announced that it has recovered the firearm which was stolen from a policeman during the daring Wismar Post Office robbery on Monday morning. According to a Statement from the Police Force, the firearm was discovered along the Linden Soesdyke Highway at the roadside minus the ammunition and magazine which were also […]

Granger wants Gocool to Go

Leader of the Opposition and A Parnership for National Unity Leader, David Granger believes its time for the Chief Elections Officer Gocool Boodoo to head off into retirement and enjoy that retirement. Boodoo’s contract expired in April and there has been talk about extending that contract. The Opposition parties have said they do not intend to support […]